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Nurses: Students

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL10647, tabled on 23 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reintroduce paid contracts for student nurses on placements in NHS hospitals.

Answered on

8 December 2020

The Government has no current plans to reintroduce paid placements for students during the current COVID-19 outbreak.

Eligible nursing students will continue to receive payments from the student loans company and also access the Learning Support Fund from the NHS Business Services Authority, which includes a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 and further travel, dual accommodation expenses and parental support.